Class Calendar and Registration

GCOC holds classes year round, with a break in late December for the holidays. Most classes are scheduled on weeknights, but occasionally daytime and weekend classes are offered.

Our classes are all taught by volunteer instructors who give generously of their time and energy. 

Registration online and payment in advance is required to attend any class.





Upcoming events

    • 06 Nov 2017
    • 11 Dec 2017
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Rd.
    • 1
    Register

    Puppy Kindergarten - Monday Evening

     

    Puppy Kindergarten is designed for dogs 12 weeks to 6 months of age. This class will cover: gaining the puppy’s attention, impulse control for puppies, learning to relax around other dogs & people, basic commands, leash manners, and puppy safety issues. In addition to basic skills, confidence and manageability with new experiences will also be introduced. Other topics as appropriate will also be covered. The primary emphasis of this class will be to develop a positive relationship between the puppy and family members.

     

    The mission of GCOC is to teach the handler successful methods of training which will result in a lifelong bond with their dog. Our goal is to provide a safe environment that will encourage this learning process.  GCOC does reserve the right to excuse any dog who is disruptive or whose learning threshold has been exceeded. 

     

    You will need to bring your puppy's vaccine records.

     

    Prerequisite: None
    Length: 6 weeks

     

    Instructors: Gayle Mitchiner/Mitch Mitchiner/

     

    General Registration: $110.00

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.

    • 06 Nov 2017
    • 11 Dec 2017
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility; 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 4
    Register

    Rally Advanced/Excellent/Masters Class

     

    This six week class will include the rally advanced/excellent/Masters signs and the skills that are needed for these signs.  Handlers will practice the exercises and perform short sequences with the signs.  Rally rules and ring strategy will be discussed.  Although it is not necessary when entering the class, handlers should be comfortable with their dog off leash.  The class is designed to be taken multiple times to assist you in preparation for competing at the Advanced/Excellent level. 

     

    General registration: $110.00

     

    Instructor: Susanne Butterfield

     

    If you have any questions, contact Renee Graham, 803-960-5541.   

     

     

     

     

    • 06 Nov 2017
    • 11 Dec 2017
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility; 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 1
    Register

     NOSEWORK 2 

    Interiors & Containers


    Nosework is a scent sport that is really growing.  Any dog can do it because it uses the dog’s natural desire to hunt. Scent sport is a good way to build dog’s confidence and is great for all dogs.


    Materials:


    Your dog's crate.  Dogs will be crated when not working.

    Scent kit, which you should have from Intro to Nosework.


    Pre-requisite: Successful compleetion of Introduction to Nosework OR with instructor permission.


    Instructors: Nicole Tate, Debbie Shealy


    This class is for GCOC members only. 

    • 07 Nov 2017
    • 12 Dec 2017
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Building 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 2
    Register

    Building Blocks - Morning

    Obedience Co-op

     

    Our  building blocks course has evolved into co-op practice sessions  along with a healthy dose of problem-solving for you and your canine partner.  The focus is still on critical, multi purpose foundation skills that we use to build components of obedience competition exercises.  We want to make the exercises fun but effective.  We'll work on putting behaviors on cue, stringing them together and proofing them for the ring.

    It doesn't matter where you are now, this class will help you develop a plan to take you wherever you want to go.

     

    Instructor: Peggy Langdon

     

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel classes.

    • 07 Nov 2017
    • 12 Dec 2017
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 5
    Register

    Intermediate Skills - Evening

     

    Intermediate Skills is designed for dogs and handlers who have successfully completed Basic Skills class, or the equivalent. This class will work on deepening and polishing the skills learned at the Basic level, including loose leash walking, attention/focus, impulse control, recalls, stays, and other skills.  


    The primary goal of this class will be to continue developing a happy, well-mannered family companion with emphasis on becoming a good canine citizen of the community.


    The first class is an orientation WITHOUT dogs.


    Prerequisite: Basic Skills or equivalent skills with the permission of the instructor.  If you have a questions, please call Renee 803-960-5541.

     

    The mission of GCOC is to teach the handler successful methods of training, which will result in a lifelong bond with their dog.  Our goal is to provide a safe environment that will encourage this learning process.  GCOC does reserve the right to excuse any dog who is disruptive or whose learning threshold has been exceeded.


    Instructor: Robbie Black/Pam Nachal

    General Registration $110.00

    Length: 6 weeks

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel classes.

    • 08 Nov 2017
    • 13 Dec 2017
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

    Join waitlist

    Basic Skills - Evening

     

    Basic Skills is designed for dogs 6 months and older. This class will cover getting the dog’s attention, impulse control exercises such as wait and leave it, relaxing calmly around other dogs & people, and confidence with new experiences. Handlers will learn how to teach their dog controlled walking on a leash; sit, down, come and stay commands using the positive training techniques demonstrated in class.  The primary goal of this class will be to develop a happy, well-mannered family companion and create a positive relationship between the handler and dog.


    The first class will be an orientation WITH OUT dogs.


    The mission of GCOC is to teach the handler successful methods of training which will result in a lifelong bond with their dog. Our goal is to provide a safe environment that will encourage this learning process. GCOC does reserve the right to excuse any dog who is disruptive or whose learning threshold has been exceeded.

     

    Prerequisite: none

    Length: 6 weeks

    Instructor:  TBD

    General Registration $110.

     

     

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.

    • 08 Nov 2017
    • 13 Dec 2017
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 1
    Register

    Advanced Skills - Evening

     

    The Advanced Skills class is designed for handlers and dogs who have successfully completed the intermediate class.  It covers topics such as attention, heeling, fronts, finishes, turns, and self-control.  This class provides the foundation for future work/classes in obedience, rally, and agility.    

    This class is designed to be taken several times to become more comfortable preforming higher level activities.

     

    The mission of GCOC is to teach the handler successful methods of training which will result in a lifelong bond with their dog. Our goal is to provide a safe environment that will encourage this learning process.  GCOC does reserve the right to excuse any dog who is disruptive or whose learning threshold has been exceeded.

     

    Prerequisite:  Intermediate Skills (or equivalent skills with the permission of the instructor)

     

    Instructor: Renee Graham/Robbie Black

     

    General Registration $110.00
    Payment is required to secure your registration. 
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    GCOC reserves the right to cancel classes.
    • 13 Nov 2017
    • 18 Dec 2017
    • 6 sessions
    • Booker's Field
    • 6
    Register

    Beginner Agility @ Booker Field


    This class is for teams that have successfully completed Foundations of Agility or instructor permission.


    Description: This class will continue on with concepts that were taught in foundations, like call to heel , contact  skills and jump work. We will also be working increasing dogs drive to run agility in this class.  We will start to learn more equipment; teeters, dogwalks, A-frames and weave poles.  We will add in the beginning of sequencing of obstacles. 

    Instructors: Diana Krause


    Prerequisite:  Foundations of Agility 
    or Instructor recommendation
    Length:  6 weeks
    Cost:  $110 non-members/$60 GCOC Members
    • 14 Nov 2017
    • 19 Dec 2017
    • 6 sessions
    • Booker's Field
    • 7
    Register

    This class meets weekly on Tuesdays


    This class  is for teams that are ready to compete. It is designed to work on handling skills  needed to perform for full courses.We will work weekly on a standard course and sometimes jumpers courses. I will have both Novice and Master level courses nested together. You will work the course that most fits your needs. You dog must be almost ready to trial or already trialing. Your dog must be reliable off lead and have a good recall.
    This class meets at the Booker's field.
    Registration and Payment on-line are required.  

    Instructors: Diana Krause

    Prerequisite:  Foundations of Agility , beginning agility and advanced agility or Instructor recommendation
    Length:  8 weeks ( 6 classes, with 2 extra classes built in for rain) 
    Cost:  $110 non-members/$60 GCOC Members
    • 20 Nov 2017
    • 6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Rd.
    • 17
    Register

    CWAGs Workshop


    Everything you need to know.....


    If you are brand new to CWAGs come on Monday, November 20 at 6:30 for a review of the rules and demonstrations runs.



    GCOC Members - FREE



    Learn the rules, watch some demo runs and practice with your dog and have fun!!


    For more information copy and paste this link into your browser:  

    http://www.c-wags.org/


    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.

    • 26 Nov 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Rd.
    • 19
    Register

    FREE C-Wags Obedience & Rally Run Throughs


    Sunday, November 26th, from 1 to 5 we will have FREE CWags Obedinece & Rally Run throughs for club members only.    


    For more information about C-Wags check out the website below.   

    http://www.c-wags.org/ 

     

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.

    • 07 Dec 2017
    • 6:30 PM
    • Old Mill; 711 E Main St.; Lexington, SC
    Register

    2017

    GCOC Members

    Awards/Christmas Dinner

    Please Join Us

    On

    Thursday, December 7, 2017, 6:30 P.M

    Old Mill

    711 E. Main St.

    Lexington, SC


    Join us in celebration of the Season and recognition of members and their dogs 2017

    accomplishments.

    We will have the ever popular Gift Exchange! If you would like to participate, bring a gift costing no more than $10.

    There will also be door prizes.






     


    • 09 Dec 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 947 South Stadium Drive
    • 2
    Register

    Nosework

    Join the sport that is taking the dog world by storm!  Everyone loves playing hide and seek, and now you and your dog can play together.  Julie will share information about how to train a dog to find hidden odors, as well as provide knowledge to the human half of the team.  Working teams will include both novice and more advanced teams, so there will be something for everyone.


    NOVICE DOGS


    1/2 day WORKING spot, 1/2 day audit spot (Novice dogs) = $110 (club members), $125 (non-club members)
           -maximum of 7 intermediate working teams

          

           - Intermediate = Dog must have or be ready for ORT.  Must also be working toward/starting trialing. Ideal for teams wanting to get trial ready and gain more element and handling skills.


    Cancellation Policy:  If cancellation is received 30 days before the event, a refund will be provided minus a $25 cancellation fee.  If cancellation is received within 30 days of the event, a refund minus the cancellation fee will be provided IF the working spot is filled.  If, due to the lateness of a cancellation, we are unable to fill the spot, no refund will be provided.


    • 09 Dec 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 947 South Stadium Drive
    • 1
    Register

    Nosework

    Join the sport that is taking the dog world by storm!  Everyone loves playing hide and seek, and now you and your dog can play together.  Julie will share information about how to train a dog to find hidden odors, as well as provide knowledge to the human half of the team.  Working teams will include both novice and more advanced teams, so there will be something for everyone.


    ADVANCED DOGS



    1/2 day WORKING spot, 1/2 day audit spot (Advanced dogs) = $110 (club members), $125 (non-club members)
           -maximum of 7 advanced working teams

           - Advanced = have ORT and trialing or ready to trial. Ideal for teams needing some handling polishing, and ready to learn advanced skills.


    Cancellation Policy:  If cancellation is received 30 days before the event, a refund will be provided minus a $25 cancellation fee.  If cancellation is received within 30 days of the event, a refund minus the cancellation fee will be provided IF the working spot is filled.  If, due to the lateness of a cancellation, we are unable to fill the spot, no refund will be provided.


    • 09 Dec 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 947 South Stadium Drive
    Register

    Nosework

    Join the sport that is taking the dog world by storm!  Everyone loves playing hide and seek, and now you and your dog can play together.  Julie will share information about how to train a dog to find hidden odors, as well as provide knowledge to the human half of the team.  Working teams will include both novice and more advanced teams, so there will be something for everyone.



    • 10 Dec 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 947 South Stadium Drive
    Register

    Obedience Games

    Join us for a full day of playing obedience games! Short, fun, and fast paced games will be presented for all levels of competition obedience training. Julie will share a wealth of training knowledge and games to engage and motivate your dog. Instead of formal training we will learn ways to mix up our sessions and be more unpredictable. By adding “game training” with less predictability and formality, we build relationship and transfer reinforcement to the act of playing!                                                             



    • 10 Dec 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 947 South Stadium Drive
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

    Join waitlist

    Obedience Games

    Join us for a full day of playing obedience games! Short, fun, and fast paced games will be presented for all levels of competition obedience training. Julie will share a wealth of training knowledge and games to engage and motivate your dog. Instead of formal training we will learn ways to mix up our sessions and be more unpredictable. By adding “game training” with less predictability and formality, we build relationship and transfer reinforcement to the act of playing!                                                             



    Cancellation Policy:  If cancellation is received 30 days before the event, a refund will be provided minus a $25 cancellation fee.  If cancellation is received within 30 days of the event, a refund minus the cancellation fee will be provided IF the working spot is filled.  If, due to the lateness of a cancellation, we are unable to fill the spot, no refund will be provided.




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